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Ivy Tech Community College Copyright Policy

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Learn more about Ivy Tech's copyright policy, get the basics of copyright, and learn the four factors of Fair Use.

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Copyright

The Copyright Act of 1976

Copyright protection exists from the moment a work is created in a fixed, tangible form of expression. The copyright immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author, or those deriving their rights through the author, can rightfully claim copyright. In the case of works made for hire, the employer—not the writer—is considered the author.